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  • There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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    With his trademark wit, wisdom, and humor, best-selling author and lecturer Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explains how we can evolve from the lowest level of consciousness (ego) to the highest (unity). Dr. Dyer starts out with a challenge from A Course in Miracles: "You don't have any problems; you only think you do." He goes on to illustrate how the mind can control both physical and emotional well-being, all one has to do is create healthy, positive molecules and move away from negative thoughts.

    kimbereley says: "DON'T BE FOOLED! THIS IS NOT THE BOOK!"
    "I wish it was the book"
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    What did you love best about There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem?

    Dyer has a very approachable, common man sense about him yet the topics covered are pretty deep and thought provoking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dyer's stories of his interaction with his kids, kids are crazy insightful and without a filter they regularly cut to the chase without all the BS posturing, political correctness, etc.


    What does Dr. Wayne W. Dyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I definately get more out of audio or video of Dyer than written book, I guess there is just more passion and understanding when you hear it from the source versus reading it.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Perspective = the ability to know and understand that you are not your feelings, in fact you the observer thereof, that knowing gives you the space to act instead of react to situations, emotions, fights, etc....


    Any additional comments?

    I could not find the audio version of the book, so I purchased his lecture on the book. It was good, but still not the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Og Mandino
    • Narrated By Og Mandino
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    This is the legend of Hafid, a camel boy 2,000 years ago, and his burning desire to improve his lowly position in life, as told to his apprentice Erasmus. Hafid relates the story of how he became known as the Greatest Salesman in the World. His success lies in the wisdom of ten leather scrolls passed down to him from his master, Pathros.

    James says: "Inspiring!"
    "Mandatory reading for ..."
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    Would you listen to The Greatest Salesman in the World again? Why?

    Yes. I think this should be required reading in every sales organization!


    What other book might you compare The Greatest Salesman in the World to and why?

    Off my recent reading list this compares very well to The Alchemist and The Go-Givers. Go-Givers is modern day business ethics and sales, whereas the Greatest Salesman is set in ancient times with similar principles. Funny how so much of life (and success therein) is entirely common sense, but NOT common practice!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    Listened on my own, read it on my own, then read it with my 9 year old son. He got it too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
    Overall
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    Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

    Mark Grebner says: "The reading made it impossible to focus on content"
    "Difficult Verbiage / Language"
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    Do you think Meditations of Marcus Aurelius needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would appreciate hearing insights on how this applies to life, politics, leadership of our modern world.


    Any additional comments?

    I struggled to get through due to the combination of language/verbiage utilized and the deep meaning in every sentence ... almost too much for me to take in at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pilgrimage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

    Benjamin Lupton says: "Hard-hitting and amazing"
    "Excellent, Favorite Coelho Book So Far!"
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    What did you love best about The Pilgrimage?

    Fantastic example of a well written "hero's journey" style novel.


    What other book might you compare The Pilgrimage to and why?

    The Alchemist is similar yet very different, loved them both.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Pilgrimage?

    Sometimes it takes a real "break" from the routine to appreciate what's already in front of your face!


    Any additional comments?

    Me = middle aged, educated, married, husband and dad, professional, executive always seeking, learning, finding depth and meaning to life ... if that describes you too, then READ THIS BOOK!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By Kamal Ravikant
    • Narrated By Kamal Ravikant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEOs on the secret of life and how I'd figured it out the previous summer. Afterward, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about. It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it. This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn't. Where I succeed and importantly, where I fail daily.

    Ron says: ""Love Yourself." I just read the book 4 you!"
    "Short Speach, Interesting Perspective"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's very brief and while I liked his concepts, I wanted significantly more depth.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, but this is almost more of a introduction not an in depth study of the topic.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mark W. Muesse
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    Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.

    Steven says: "Outstanding introduction"
    "College Lecture Format"
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    Would you listen to Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation again? Why?

    No. I learned a good deal from the series of lectures, but I don't feel the need to listen a second time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation?

    One "complaint" . Professor Muesse obviously knows this topic very well, he is well versed and brings personal experience to the course BUT he speaks VERY slowly throughout. Luckily the Audible app allows the listener to speed up the narration, which I listened to comfortably at 1.5x throughout.


    Which character – as performed by Professor Mark W. Muesse – was your favorite?

    This is not a story, it's a lecture series.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a series of recorded classroom lectures, so it can be a bit dry but the average individual 45-60 min lecture time makes it easy to plan your listening and take the inform piece by piece.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Divine Love

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
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    Join Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on the breathtaking island of Maui for a powerful event that could change your life. In this lecture, Wayne will help you ease the conflicting thoughts in your mind and wake up to the power of Divine Love. He will teach you how to feel your own connection to your purpose - your highest self. You came from love, and you will return in that same perfect love. And you will learn to live from this love perspective on a daily basis - thus allowing you to tap into your own divinity and experience firsthand the inner peace that is yours.

    Nam Diep says: "My guiding light"
    "Dyer always delivers"
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    Would you try another book from Wayne W. Dyer and/or Wayne W. Dyer?

    Absolutely. I identify and learn much from everything Dyer has put out there, but this was not my favorite for no particular reason. So far my favorite Dyer book was "I Can See Clearly Now" and I have enjoyed his movie "The Shift" multiple times!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Doors of Perception

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Rudolph Schirmer
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    The critically acclaimed novelist and social critic Aldous Huxley, describes his personal experimentation with the drug mescaline and explores the nature of visionary experience. The title of this classic comes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."

    mario says: "A classic work on exploration of consciousness"
    "Did Jim Morrison misinterpret?"
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    Any additional comments?

    What I took away ... author was seeking, seeking everything and felt he might find it in a drugged stupor. What he found was that in his drugged condition he did not become or experience anything really new, but he did grow to appreciate the little things ... the chair in his office and all of the things that had to happen in a particular order, particular fashion to make that chair a chair ... the wood from a tree grown over many years, the logger who cut the street, the craftsman who saw the chair in the raw materials, the fabric from overseas, the family that wove the fabric, the farmer that grew the food to feed the craftsman, the logger, the seamstress ... and on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Albert Camus
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

    Rolando says: "Is amorality bad?"
    "Powerful short story about human condition"
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    What did you love best about The Stranger?

    I'm a fairly unemotional man and similarities between myself and The Stranger brought some areas of my personality that could use a little help! But I also felt reassured after realizing the depth of his mental incapacity and inability to empathize with his fellow human beings.


    Any additional comments?

    Deep stuff, heavy topics but engrossing, moving story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Carlos Castaneda
    • Narrated By Luis Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    With The Teachings of Don Juan, Carlos Castaneda chronicled a journey toward enlightenment under the tutelage of Yaqui Indian guru Don Juan. Having sold more than eight million copies of his books around the world, Castaneda has inspired countless readers with his awareness-expanding experiences.

    jesus says: "Continue the lessons...."
    "Not for everyone, but everyone could learn from it"
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    What did you love best about A Separate Reality?

    Luis Moreno is a very good, engrossing narrator for the Castaneda books. Of course, it can't hurt that I am totally enthralled by the story and experiences portrayed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, more laughter than tears but there were experiences at both extremes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very powerful story and while I disagree, some extreme religious readers may find too much issue with the perspective portrayed to get the real meaning and truth behind the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Zahir

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (38)
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    It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified - and increasingly fascinated - by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts.

    Idaho Trojan says: "Coelho is an incredible story teller (and teacher)"
    "Coelho is an incredible story teller (and teacher)"
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    Where does The Zahir rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks in the top 10%


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, there are large portions of the story that seem to apply personally and I was able to quickly loose myself to the story and the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite Coelho book is the Road to Santiago followed by The Alchemist, but the Zahir is excellent. I recommend every Coelho book written, but I recommend that Audible only provide the unabridged versions in the future!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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